One word...Awful. 1/5
By Jeffrey Friend
You have to watch 2 silent useless videos and 3 required commercials before getting a real weather forecast. Don't bother downloading. It's a total waste of time.
Needs work still 2/5
It often will not change to new data from day to day.
Don’t Like the New Look! 1/5
This used to be my favorite weather app, so much so that I was still using it for local weather while temporarily living out of state this year. Now it’s looks like the weather.com app and that’s not a good thing! It’s hard to read and too many dark colors. Please consider going back to the old simpler easy to read format. Sometimes less is more!!
Latest update epic fail 2/5
I used to LOVE the WHIO weather app! Used to being the really important part of that sentence. Now I really don’t like it at all. I am considering going back to the Weather Channel app and I didn’t like it either.
It is very hard to find alerts. I don’t want to watch a video about them. I just want to be able to quickly glance at the app to know what’s going on.
I also don’t like the announcer that tells me heavy rain is detected in my area. I can see and hear that, and I usually see and hear it before the announcement comes.
Where the heck did you guys put the current temperature?!?!? That used to be front and center. That’s what most people want to know. I don’t want to watch all the videos. I want to look at the app and see for myself. I never watched the forecast on the previous version, I’m not starting now.
No one in the area that has this app that I have talked to likes it either. Please change it back!!!!!!
Passed up on this app 1/5
Deleted it a while back. If the old app comes back or something better that is not a royal pain or frustrating, please announce it on T.V. Didn’t know there were so many horrible reviews as I thought it was just me. I was ready to come back until I read the reviews.
Back to the App Store to try something else as my newest app (A major one) didn’t work out either due to location updating only once every 3 hours and taking way too long to open.
Crashes & locks, ads block display 1/5
This app is poorly designed. If you open the app and then open it again after a couple of hours, it crashes with the message “Error unable to display data, check your wifi settings”. I have verified with many of my colleagues that they too are receiving the same message on both ipads and iphones when connected to wifi.
There are too many large ads that obscure viewing the information on the screen. I could not even see the hourly forecast because of a huge Quest eseries rider ad.
Surely WHIO has enough revenue to make an ad free app.
As it stands, there are much better ad free weather apps to use.
Big disappointment 1/5
After the constant push to download the WHIO weather app I decided to try it.
I have to say that this is the most annoying app I’ve ever worked with. This weekend I was barraged with notifications of severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches and warnings. Unfortunately, I have no idea where all this was. When I tried to see the watch or warning, I got a video commercial and that was it. Why can I just read where the warning is? I don’t have time or the inclination to watch a video. This app is way to busy and not useful for me. Time to try something else.
Among many problems with this new app version, one that sticks out to me is having to watch video to get a “watch” or “warning.” I have a child that is extremely disturbed by storms and it is not convenient to watch a video to find out if we are in a watch or warning.
It also highly disturbs me that after a major weather catastrophe like we just had, I would have to try to dodge ads to even see the current conditions for my area. (After all, even that is very difficult to locate on this new app design.)
I will give the design one more chance, but I will also be comparing other designs to this because a change maybe necessary. You can’t wait for change to happen that never does when it can mean life or death.
Change Back to the old app 1/5
The alerts are not very loud with this new voice announcement it’s terrible please change back to the old alert at least I could hear the voice announcement across the room. This new one it’s been changed to every since the Tornados hit on Memorial Day is the worst ever not good considering we have Tornado watches tonight and this boring monotone voice doesn’t catch your attention I had to download a different weather app. Please Fix this
Severe weather alerts leave a lot to be desired 1/5
The color coding on the weather alerts is terrible. I shouldn’t have to compare and contrast in a moment of urgency to determine watch vs warning vs t-storm vs tornado. Nor should I have to sit through an ad before can view the “tornado warning in your area” video. And please help me understand why I can’t tap a warning box on the radar and actually read the information about the warning.
Update ruined this app 1/5
I get an alert now and open the app and the first thing I get is an ad that I have to wait through to even get the specifics. Guess that warning isn’t as important as whatever is being advertised. Now I have to hunt for a new app
Whio weather app 1/5
By Newer isnt necessarily better
The new interface is less friendly. It’s cluttered. The new version of the app is “buggy” and frequently generates location errors. This upgrade has given me a reason to look for a better app. I’d take the old version over this. I’m confident something better is out there since the old version was better.
They have changed the APP and it’s absolutely horrible. It works have the time and it’s NEVER accurate. I will be deleting this APP from my IPhone XR now.
I’ve had the WHIO weather app for as long as I can remember. The constant notifications are way too much. I woke up to a notification this morning asking if the storms last night woke me up. Every time a rain drop is about to fall, I get a ridiculous amount of notifications that typically blow the forecast way out of proportion.
Weather War bugs Don’t Work 1/5
Overall the app seemed decent enough until the tornadoes a few days ago. That’s when I found out that the weather alerts don’t work. It doesn’t matter how many locations I add, the app claims that I don’t have any locations set so I cannot turn on weather alerts. Since I have turned off the built in weather app, I didn’t get any warnings. Good thing I was watching TV at my friends house that night or I never would have known what was heading toward us.
Please bring back the old app!!! 1/5
Please bring back the old app! I was able to navigate the old app every day with ease. Now that the update has occurred, its hard to navigate around. I have uninstalled the app and won’t re-install until the old one returns. Meanwhile, I will Google the weather.
WHIO Weather 1/5
I give no stars, a few weeks ago, app was working fine. You had an update, now it won’t come up. Tried to delete and reinstall but it will not install. I depend on this app for my weather and this time of year cannot be without it. Not a very happy user.
Change it back!! 1/5
I have used this app daily for years and loved it, up until recently when you updated it. Half the time it doesn’t work, it’s constantly crashing, and was much easier to navigate and understand before. I also used to receive notifications every time it rained, stormed etc. and now I don’t get anything. I wish more than anything you’d change back to how it was!
Go back to the old app 1/5
This one freezes up, is too awkward to understand, and consistently tell me there are WiFi issues when everything else on my phone is working just fine. I used the old app for several years and loved it.
I am now going to delete this app and go to weather channel app. I didn’t want to have to do it but I give up.
Very poor 1/5
This has to be the most miserable weather site in existence. Full of ads when other weather apps are ad free. It is also slow and occasionally does not even work.
Change is not always good 2/5
I deleted your app because it was too busy, too hard to read. I liked the old clear concise app. Today I tried it again, it’s better. But I still liked the old one better.
Hard to see, background too busy 1/5
Would like option to change background color. The current color makes forecast hard to see. Also, app keeps crashing. About every two days I have to delete and reinstall.
The Map 2/5
The mad upgrade is good but the weather alerts are confusing, the Tornado Warnings and the Severe Thunderstorm warnings boxes are similar. Need to make them the old colors but the map is better
Changing an app is not always an improvement. Several issues have ruined this app. 1) It is too busy, too many categories, too many videos (who wants to have to stop what they’re doing to watch a video?) 2) Ads...the biggest pain for all app users. Too many ads, often splashed right over content, very distracting, and the user is forced to endure the ads by accepting them or go through an Ad Preference exercise (meaning you WILL see distracting ads, like it or not) 3) Weather warnings seem to have disappeared, did not happen at all during a recent tornado warning 4) An app is supposed to make things easier and streamlined, a simpler user experience. This app fails in that category.
No tornado warning alert 1/5
We just had a tornado warning where I live, but even though my push notifications are all active and everything in the settings is set up fine, I never received any tornado warning alert through the app. Luckily I heard the sirens and saw it on channel 7 when I turned the TV on, but I'm about to move a little further out into the country, so I'm not going to be able to rely on any siren.
Please bring back the old version! 1/5
By Jeff K P
Please bring back the old version of this weather app! This new version is too busy and hard to navigate on the go. I don’t like the new radar view either. I find myself using the Weather Underground app more these days as it is easy to navigate and very accurate on hourly forecast with wind speed/direction and a bar graph of hourly precipitation - easy quick view. Please bring back the old version of this app. FYI- I’ve been using WHIO Weather app for 5 plus years.
Look great, but 3/5
The app works and looks great except it will not do landscape mode on my iPad which is how I view everything. Very difficult to use when everything is sideways so are use other apps instead.
Something went horribly wrong with this app 1/5
I have used this app for several years now and have always enjoyed it. However, since this new update has been done it is always freezing and not updating to current weather conditions. It asks to retry literally every 5 seconds and doesn’t work with either WiFi or LTE. Idk what the deal is here but it needs to be looked into. I hate not being able to use it as it is my local weather channel.
User former 1/5
I used to use this app a lot. The recent change to it is horrible I will no longer use this app I suggest that others don't either
Too much info and awful background map 2/5
By sad CW
I’m never going to take the time to watch a video when I can go to the hourly page instead. Also, hate the satellite background and have been unable to see where to change it even after reading the directions in the help article. I miss the old version.
New app is awful 1/5
By Sole 49
The new app is awful. I don’t need commercials. The old app was perfect. It gave all the important information on the first page. I did not need to scroll down to find the five day forecast. Whoever is responsible should have his hands locked in iron mittens so he cannot use a keyboard.
Hate the update 1/5
This app went from clean and quick to being a new barrage of ads with weather less clear
I much preferred the old app. This one is riddled with annoying ads that you can’t clear. The old was simple to see the forecast with hour by hour forecast as well. Please redesign to be more like the old without the annoyance of those ads everywhere and quick weekly forecasts at a glance!
I like it 5/5
Took me some time to figure it all out lol but I love the fresh new look
Old app worked great for a quick ref for glofers, etc. WAY TOO much data. Want old app back!
Newly Revised Weather App 3/5
By Oscar Meyer VV
First of all, I have to say that you have always been my favorite weather station!
And, I really liked the previous design of the App. Don’t really like the new one.
I’ll continue to WATCH the weather report on Channel 7 but won’t use the Weather App except to get alerts!
Don’t see this as an improvement!
Much better - beats weather channel 4/5
This new version is clean and has all the information that I need on one place. It is also quick to load. The hourly and daily views are great, and the radar is nice because it shows the names of local towns. Well done!
Do not like the new design. 1/5
By what nickname not talen
Do not care for the video. And the ads which pop up in middle of the screen. I am removing from my phone.
New app is a downgrade, not an upgrade.
1. No 48-hour hour-by-hour forecast, which is the tool I used the most.
2. Clutter. The iPad screen is filled with too much information in too small a type.
3. Tiny white letters on a light background.
4. App should use overviews that can be tapped for more information rather than trying to crowd everything onto the page—and leaving some important information out completely (like 48-hour hour-by-hour).
5. Scrolling to find information is annoying. Taps to expand, not scrolls to search for information.
I used to use the app several times a day. Now I am going to try to find another.
Hate the new design 1/5
Go back to the old design. Important info was all on home screen with adds at bottom. FYI preview is old screen not new design. New design need to scroll through pages with adds popping up in middle of what you were looking for. This redesign was obviously done for adds and not user.
Weather revision 1/5
By Ms Too much to do
I prefer the old! I don’t want to listen to anything! Takes too much time which no one has these days. I like to see what I need with a glance. I also like the option to enter other zip codes and get the forecast at a glance. why does everyone think bigger is better. I liked it the way it was....quick and easy!!!!!!
By DDN I quit
I am color blind. The new map doesn’t seem to have the option to turn off the terrain. The terrain background makes it difficult to follow the weather for me n
The new layout is cumbersome, cluttered, and not user friendly. The old version was better, everything was instantly accessible, simple to navigate and displaying current weather as well as future forecasts (including, by the hour). I’m now considering a different app.
The old format was perfect 2/5
Often I could see exactly what I wanted with zero scrolling.
With this “upgrade” the only information visible without scrolling is the current temperature.
Too many ads. Too much scrolling. Too much clutter.
Please give me an option to go back to the old format. You fixed what wasn’t broken.
Problem using with an iPad 2/5
I use an iPad in landscape mode, and the old version used to adjust for that. The new version will only come up in portrait mode. Is there a setting I am missing? This is my only app with this problem.
Love the new design 3/5
While I love the new design, I would like the option to hide the video forecast, or the option to customize what I want shown on the main screen. I would also pay a small fee to remove ads. Otherwise the weather app is pretty accurate, and works fast.
Weather app 1/5
By mamaw kat
Can’t seem to get it to download
Ads-R-Bad, m-K? 2/5
Ads are taking up too much of the screen. Real mood killer. I clicked on one, then tried to get back to the app and could no longer interact with it. Had to kill it and re-start. Is the ad revenue worth user frustration??
ALSO, please improve Closings & Delays e.g. Location Categories, Filter by Town, etc. And please ADD SEARCH 🔍 in the main screen!!
Often the rain percentage for the day does not even come close to the hour by hour percentages. Radar on app does not match the radar on the actual TV news weather